Apr 8, 2020
Alex interviews acclaimed Scottish thriller author Douglas Skelton, a crime writer steeped in the real stories of Scotland, where he once worked for the law and as a newspaper editor. That gritty experience of life's underside is distilled in his work.
In this discussion, Alex asks Skelton about his origins as a true crime writer, what inspired him to write fiction, and why the American Western is a strong influence on his work. You don't want to miss this discussion that also touches on why Skelton doesn't care for the "Tartan Noir" label, his take on the state of journalism, and why he decided to create a female protagonist for his latest series.
This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
Theme music "Spy Glass" by Kevin MacLeod
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